Tag Archives: USPS

Postal Service to Offer Early Retirement to 15,000 Employees

The U.S. Postal Service, in an ongoing effort to reduce costs by making its workforce smaller, has sent early retirement offers to more than 15,000 employees. The employees are all a part of the executive and administration schedule which include managers, supervisors and local postmasters. “The [Voluntary Early Retirement option] …

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GAO Reviews USPS Proposed Health Benefits Plan

A Government Accountability Office review of a U.S. Postal Service plan to develop its own health insurance scheme has found that employees will likely end up paying more for the benefit, the Federal Times reported Tuesday. Sean Reilly writes the federal report concluded workers will be hit with an increase …

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USPS Paid Out $717M in Unofficial Overtime for 2010, 2011

A recent Postal Service audit showed that employees worked nearly 2.3 billion hours for fiscal years 2010 and 2011, National Journal reports. Hours unapproved by managers and supervisors in that same timeframe add up to around $717 million in unauthorized overtime pay, auditors found. The audit said managers are responsible …

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Postal Service Sets Plans for Facility Consolidation

The Postal Service completed its study to determine which facilities to consolidate and how the agency should go about consolidating them. The Postal Service said Thursday it assessed 264 processing facilities for possible consolidation. In a fact sheet, the agency said 35 of those facilities will remain open while 223 have …

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Spending Bill Delays Postal Service Payment to Retiree Fund

The recently passed spending package, funding the government until September, has helped prevent the U.S. Postal Services from defaulting on its multi-billion retiree health care benefits. The Postal Service now has until August to pre-fund the retirement packages to its employees, according to the Washington Post. “We are pleased that …

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Report Suggests Government Revamp Mobile Apps

Federal agencies are struggling to put together mobile applications of substance according to a report released last week from White Horse. NextGov is reporting that several government applications are flawed. The Postal Service’s Tools app is severely flawed in reporting where packages are. The report recommends a website used to …

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